President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month reached an agreement that allows the pipeline that will take Russian gas to Germany to proceed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 22 defended a deal with the United States that allows the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to proceed as a pragmatic compromise, but Ukraine said the agreement was too weak to ensure Russia behaves the way Kyiv and the West want.
U.S. officials insist they continue to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but said the U.S.-German agreement would mitigate the possibility of Russia using energy as a weapon.
“Good friends can disagree,” Biden told reporters after two meetings with Merkel at the White House where they discussed Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.
Putin tells an economic forum that the first line has been completed.
KCA Deutag has secured a contract award and two contract extensions for platform drilling services in Russia, U.K. and the Norwegian North Sea, the company said on June 2.
America’s LNG exporters are unveiling efforts to slash carbon emissions from new facilities as they look to keep new multibillion-dollar projects on track amid mounting climate pressures.